Bergen

This coastal city, famous for its harbourside, is the perfect gateway to the mountains. Located at the start of the spectacular Bergen Railway which stops at the ski resorts of Voss and Geilo. Bergen is a must do stopover for ski holidays here.
Andy Hemingway
Sales & Product Manager - Scandinavia
This coastal city, famous for its harbourside, is the perfect gateway to the mountains. Located at the start of the spectacular Bergen Railway which stops at the ski resorts of Voss and Geilo. Bergen is a must do stopover for ski holidays here.
Andy Hemingway
Sales & Product Manager - Scandinavia

Summary

Bergen is in an iconic setting, surrounded by seven rounded peaks, lush forests, fjords and the ocean.

It is best known for its colourful harbourside, the Bryggen, one of the most photographed areas of the city and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city is full of characterful timber-clad buildings and historic cobbled streets, linking its seafaring past to the present day. Even today Bergen remains an important Norwegian port with seafood at the heart of its culture.

The Bergen Railway Line conveniently connects the city to the capital Oslo. It is one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world - travelling past fjords and across Europe's largest mountain plateau . The ski resorts of Voss and Geilo are directly on the line making a ski and city break a great option with the rail journey as one of the highlights. Our Fjords and Mountains Ski Safari has a suggested itinerary to make the most of your stay.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224068 for advice from our ski specialists.

Attractions

Must see attractions include:

  • Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf - A collection of 62 colourful wooden buildings lining the harbourside. They're all in use today - shops, offices, arts & crafts and restaurants.
  • Fish Market - One of Norway's most visited outdoor markets in the heart of the city's harbour.
  • Fløibanen funicular - A 8 minute funicular railway journey to the summit of Mount Fløyen. Spectacular views of the city and fjords surrounding Bergen.
  • Troldhaugen - Home of the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg and his wife Nina. He wrote many of his best known work at Troldhaugen.
  • Bergen's Art Museums - 4 museums surrounding Lille Lungegård lake in the centre of the city. Covering art from the Renaissance to the contemporary era.
  • The Gingerbread City - Every December a miniature Bergen is created entirely from gingerbread. The local community gets involved with schools across the county contributing.

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Price Guide

A 1 night Bergen add-on starts from just £55pp.

Request a quotation or call 01273 224068 for a price that’s tailored to your requirements.

Accommodation

We’ve stayed at or visited all our Bergen accommodation, so ask for our expert advice and we’ll recommend the best options for you.

  • Close to Village
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Spa
A family owned hotel in central Bergen, the Grand Terminus has a historic foundation with elegant architecture.

Reviews

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06/01/2016 Julie Vickery

We stayed at the Clarion Admiral which has views over the Bryggen. A lovely hotel with plenty of charm. Staff were very helpful. Our rooms overlooked the Bryggen and were beautiful. They upgraded one room as they could not give us two next to each other ....even though we didn't ask them to and ended up with one room as a suite which was lovely. The hotel was very central and everything was easy to get to. We arranged for the airport bus to take us from the centre of Bergen to the airport which was really easy to organise.

28/01/2015 Ian Cranston

The train journey from Oslo to Bergen was one of the highlights. The train was comfortable and clean and exactly on time. An example to British railways. With amazing amounts of snow, the journey was spectacular especially in the centre of the country where communities were buried up to the roof line. Highly recommended. We stayed at the Clarion Collection Havnekontoret - although not the first choice, this was a great success. The hotel was excellent in all areas and had a fantastic position on the Bryggen harbour front. We had a room with windows looking in two directions along the harbour. An unexpected bonus was that ALL food was complementary, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and evening meal. The airport bus also started just outside.

06/01/2015 Katie Holmes

Bergen was beautiful. Flying into Bergen the views were amazing, it's also a quicker flight from Heathrow to Bergen than Oslo. The Flybussen transfer is easy and quick. The town was beautiful - we only had an hour of daylight left so didn't have much time to explore but it was just lovely. Took the funicular train up to the top of one of the mountains for a great view - it was stunning. Top tip, we were absolutely freezing, so don your ski trousers, gloves, hats etc. as soon as you arrive in Norway! We ate in the fish market which was chilly and expensive, maybe research somewhere else to eat. But I'm really glad we started our holiday here.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224068 for advice from our ski specialists.

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Geilo Ski Resort

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